Frank Juarez presents at Launch Wisconsin 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin

On October 18, I take the stage at Lambeau Field to talk about Building and growing a successful art business: How to develop your passion into a meaningful career. I will be amongst leading experts in various fields from across Wisconsin and beyond. 

I will be talking about my philosophy of integrating business with art, how to take your career to the next level, importance of risk-taking, realistic goal setting, and holding yourself accountable for your own success.  This 25-minute interview will be moderated by Kim Pigeon-Metzner of KPM Arts Consulting, LLC.

About Frank Juarez

Photo by Lois Bielefeld

Frank Juarez is a gallery director, art educator, artist, published author, presenter, and arts advocate living and working in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, and supporting artists through professional development workshops, use of social media and networking has placed him in the forefront of advancing and promoting local artists and attracting regional and national artists to interact, collaborate, network and exhibit in the Wisconsin.

Juarez is the art department chair at Sheboygan North High School. He is actively involved in local, regional, state, and national arts organization such as the Wisconsin Art Education Association, and the National Art Education Association. He has served as a board member in the following organizations: Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Arts Wisconsin, and the Cedarburg Cultural Center. He is the founder/former director of the Sheboygan Visual Artists. In 2011, he has opened his first art gallery, the Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan and has relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has been presenting at local universities, colleges, galleries, and artist groups on the Business of Art | Art of Business. He is the founder of two projects focused on contemporary art and art education called The Midwest Artist Studios and the 365 Artists 365 Days Project. In 2015, he was recognized as the 2015 Wisconsin Art Education Association Teacher of the Year and in 2016, he was recognized at the 2016 National Art Education Association Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year. Recently, he has joined the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts and SchoolArts Magazine as a contributing editor.

About Kim Pigeon-Metzner

Kim Pigeon- Metzner is owner and operator of KPM Arts Consulting, LLC. Her passion for the arts include a wide variety of mediums and styles and started while attending the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. She has a degree in Communication and the Arts with a Business Minor.

For ten years after  graduating from college, she created custom three- dimensional exhibits for the trade show industry and for museums in Milwaukee, WI.  This job included consulting with the client to determine their needs and the image they wanted to convey for their company, designing the exhibit, and working with project managers and a constructions crew to oversee the completion of the project. Some of her high end clients included SubZero, RayoVac, Potowatomi,  Betty Brinn Museum, Vans Shoes, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and the Milwaukee Convention Bureau; to name a few.  The skills she acquired as a designer were to being able to listen and work with her clients to create a design and image that expressed the philosophy and ideals of each business and organization.

In 2005 she returned to her hometown of Green Bay, WI to help develop a brand new not-for-profit art gallery.  She worked as the gallery Manager and Artist Resource director and built relationships with hundreds of local and regional artists helping them manage and expand their art career.  Her job included curating many different art exhibits for the gallery including solo and group art exhibits, themed exhibits, and cultural exhibits.  She also had the privilege to work with many community organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, John Dewey Academy, Aging Disability and Resource Center, University of Wi Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin Artisan Center, Aspiro, and many other local art organizations.

As an arts consultant for KPM Arts Consulting LLC, Kim combines twenty plus years of experience in the arts as a designer and artist resource director.  Her objective is to create the perfect space for businesses and organizations using original artwork to enhance a message or image.  She works with a handful of established artists to create any custom piece of artwork including two dimensional artwork, murals, and sculptures and works with a vast library of existing artwork in order to achieve the perfect design.  Her love for the arts has led her to volunteer her time serving on a public art committee and helping with various pop up art events in the area.

“Art can calm, inspire and start conversations for your visitors and employees.  Let me help you create the perfect space starting from idea to installation.” – Kim Pigeon-Metzner


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